Associations to the word «Attorney»


ATTORNEY, noun. (US) A lawyer; one who advises or represents others in legal matters as a profession.
ATTORNEY, noun. (UK 19th century and earlier) One such who practised in the courts of the common law (cf solicitor, proctor).
ATTORNEY, noun. (UK) (20th century and later, rare, usually pejorative) A solicitor.
ATTORNEY, noun. (obsolete outside set phrases) An agent or representative authorized to act on someone else's behalf.
ATTORNEY GENERAL, noun. A major government officer throughout the English-speaking world, generally responsible for interpreting the law for the head of government and executive department and functioning as chief prosecutor, with the ability to bring civil and criminal actions directly.
ATTORNEY GENERALS, noun. (US) plural of attorney general
ATTORNEY OF RECORD, noun. (legal) In a legal proceeding, an attorney who has submitted his name to the court or tribunal as the person responsible for representation of the client, irrespective of which attorneys perform work for that client.

Dictionary definition

ATTORNEY, noun. A professional person authorized to practice law; conducts lawsuits or gives legal advice.

Wise words

To use the same words is not a sufficient guarantee of understanding; one must use the same words for the same genus of inward experience; ultimately one must have one's experiences in common.
Friedrich Nietzsche